Employment Pass

Singapore Employment Pass Overview

The Employment Pass allows foreign professionals, managers, and executives to work in Singapore. Candidates need to earn at least $5,000 a month. Employers must also demonstrate that they have fairly considered all jobseekers.

Key Facts on Employment Pass (EP)

Documents required for Employment Pass

You need to upload these documents when submitting an Employment Pass application:

Employment Pass Application & Processing time

Step Who does this When Result
Submit an application using myMOM Portal Employer or EA Process within 3 weeks In-principle approval letter 
Get the pass issued  Employer or EA Any time within 6 months of in-principle approval Notification letter within
Register fingerprint and photo (if required) Candidate Within 1 week after pass is issued (if required) Acknowledgment of card delivery
Receive the card Authorised recipients or candidate Within 1 week  after registration or document verification Employment Pass card

Passes for Family of Employment Pass holders

Family member Pass type
Legally married spouse, unmarried children under 21 years old, including those legally adopted Dependant’s Pass
Common-law spouse, unmarried handicapped children aged 21 and above, unmarried step-children under 21 years old  Long Term Visit Pass
(Only for EP holders earning at least $12,000)
Long Term Visit Pass

Employment Pass Renewal